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So me and my friends are deciding to have a lan party this weekend. problem is, I use a wireless connection, and they use wired at their house. and my router will be rooms away so they wont be able to connect physically to it.

question is, If I have connection with my wireless router, is it possible for my friends to plug their ethernet cables into my PC and get connection to the internet?
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No, not unless you have a crossover cable and configure connection sharing on your PC.
Edited by Metal425 - 2/23/11 at 8:53pm
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Crossover cable, and a switch/hub, since I'm assuming your PC doesn't have an entire array of ethernet ports.

You could grab a long ethernet cable, run it to the router, then into the gaming room, and attach it to a switch/hub.

Hope it helps.
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I used to connect my xbox this way, but that was only one ethernet cable
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Originally Posted by kyle7412 View Post
So me and my friends are deciding to have a lan party this weekend. problem is, I use a wireless connection, and they use wired at their house. and my router will be rooms away so they wont be able to connect physically to it.

question is, If I have connection with my wireless router, is it possible for my friends to plug their ethernet cables into my PC and get connection to the internet?
Long Ethernet cable to a hub in the room most of the PCs are would probably be the most practical.

Please take some fun pics or videos of your LAN festivities and post them here!!!
Trying to get some ridiculous fun going on !

http://www.overclock.net/off-topic/9...lan-party.html
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Long Ethernet cable to a hub in the room most of the PCs are would probably be the most practical.

Please take some fun pics or videos of your LAN festivities and post them here!!!
Trying to get some ridiculous fun going on !

http://www.overclock.net/off-topic/9...lan-party.html
will do im having it this weekend so ill post on sunday/monday.
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So me and my friends
My friends and I..

Long cable and a switch. No hub!! Hubs are for sniffing packets and slowing down networks..
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will do im having it this weekend so ill post on sunday/monday.
Thanks bud!!! Have fun and dont drink too much code red!!! Although is there such a thing of drinking too much code red?!?! I think not!!! bahahaha!
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